Sandown 14:25: Bet365 offer 13/8 racing odds on Laurina – 1st February 2020

Good Boy Bobby challenge Laurina for the honours

Horse Racing Betting

Part of the great action from Sandown on Saturday is the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) which looks as if it is going to be superbly competitive. Heading up the field for the challenge is the partnership of Nico de Boinville and Laurina. It’s a Class 1 run over 2m 4f.

Sandown 14:25 Race Odds*

Laurian 13/8
Good Boy Bobby 4/1
Itchy Feet 11/2
Grand Sancy 7/1
Midnight Shadow 8/1
Vision Des Flos 9/1
Champagne Platinum 40/1
* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 31st, 2020 at 21:58)

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Laurina’s presence ramps up the interest

Laurina is such a good horse. Trained by Willie Mullins she is going to be the star attraction in this race. She has won six times before over the hurdles at 2m to 2m 4f. She did have a pull up in her last race because of a bleeding on the nostrils issue.

Good Boy Bobby


She receives 7lb for this one, but still, she is such a class act that it is not something that is going to deter punters. Nor is the fact that she is taking on some strong geldings in the fixture.

Laurina is going to be more comfortable in the longer trip than she was at 2m 1f in Leopardstown last time out, where it was just too quick for her. She has C&D form behind her as well and she is the 13/8 favourite* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 31st, 2020 at 21:58)

Good Boy Bobby will with strong claims

After putting in a very good second place at Cheltenham in his last run, Good Boy Bobby has good claims for this race. He has taken three hurdles successes and a chase at 1m7 to 2m 4f. So he is fine for the trip, although does perhaps prefer things closer to the 2m mark.

Good Boy Bobby was only edged out by Mister Fisher by one and a quarter lengths in that Cheltenham run. That was in December. He placed in all five of his runs in 2019, winning three times. He is up at 4/1 odds for this contest* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 31st, 2020 at 21:58)

Grand Sancy and Itchy Feet

There has been some really nice consistency from Grand Sancy recently, with a second and two third-place finishes under his belt. The most recent of which was over a 2m trip at Kempton in the Group 2 Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase in December. He was the third of six there.

Itchy Feet arrives on the back of a win at Leicester in December. It wasn’t even a contest at all as the gelding won by 26 lengths from a position of 1/5 favourite. Still, even though it was uncompetitive, it was a good run which means that he should be in good step for this contest.

The rest of the runners

Midnight Shadow is not one that can easily be scratched out of contention. He delivered a win at Cheltenham over 2m 5f in his last race. That was a good run at Grade 2 for a Group 2 Novices’ Chase. There has definitely been the form there this season from the 7-year-old to suggest that he could get in the picture

Champagne Platinum continues to frustrate punters. He showed some great form at the back end of 2018 but has not been the same horse since. He was last out at Newbury in mid-January and could only land 4th of 4 in a Class 3 trip.

Vision Des Flos does arrive on the back of a win for trainer Colin Tizzard. That was a longer 3m trip at Chepstow where he was the 1/4 favourite. He probably needs a little more to his game in such company but may offer decent each-way value

Predictions & Tips

Can Laurina manage the weight and see off the geldings? This is a fantastic renewal now with her having taken her place. She is a class act in the field, but there may just be enough in Good Boy Bobby to oppose her.

The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained gelding has shown a very good ability this season and his recent second place at Cheltenham was impressive. He has produced at the distance before and at 4/1 can’t be overlooked* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on January 31st, 2020 at 21:58)

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Sat 1st -Sandown, Musselburgh & Wetherby – ITV4

13:50 The 888Sport Contenders Hurdle Race (Listed Race)
14:25 The 888Sport Scilly Isles Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
15:00 The 888Sport Heroes Handicap Hurdle Race (Grade 3)
15:35 The 888Sport Masters Handicap Steeple Chase

14:05 The Bet365 Scottish County Hurdle (A Handicap)
15:15 The Bet365 Edinburgh National Handicap Steeplechase

14:45 The William Hill Towton Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 2)

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